‘Informatics Valley’ to open by May: Turkey
ANKARA – Anadolu AgencyThe first phase of Turkey’s first “Informatics Valley” in the northwestern province of Gebze is due to go into service around May, Science, Industry and Technology Minister Faruk Özlü has said.
Some 98 percent of the construction of the valley’s first phase has been completed, Özlü told state-run Anadolu Agency.
“We will open the valley, which is being built on an area of more than 3 million square meters, phase by phase,” he said.
“After completing all the phases we aim to reach a turnover of $50 billion per year and 5,000 R&D firms will operate in the valley,” Özlü added.
The minister said that once the first phase is completed, it will generate 2,000 jobs and this number would reach to 100,000 qualified people when all the phases of the valley become operational.
Stating that the district is an important industrial area of the country, Özlü said the Informatics Valley is the place for integrating technology into industry.